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We took a bus from Budapest to Krakow, which cost us $30 each. We thought we had reserved seats, but when the doors opened it was a mad scramble, and I was disappointed when we ended up sitting a few rows apart. Fortunately, I was seated beside a Catholic priest who offered to change seats when he found out I was travelling with my boyfriend. No bribes necessary this time! The seven-hour drive was surprisingly scenic, especially when we entered ...
... killed the other (so his tower would remain the tallest) who then killed himself in remorse by jumping from a window of his tower. It’s interior is simply spectacular (as in unbelievably excessive)! The ceiling is a deep blue filled with gold stars surrunded by murals. The High Alter is an enormous wooden triptypth with heavily carved, painted and gilded doors that are closed every night. I couldn’t take photos so will upload some later ...
... Nazi figure in the running of Auschwitz, was executed after the Nuremberg trials in 1947. After some lunch (not that we had a full appetite after what we'd just seen), the Tarago provided a lift for us across to the main camp, Auschwitz II - Birkenau. This was constructed as a mass extermination camp by Heinrich Himmler as an answer to the Final Solution. This place was much bigger than Auschwitz I, and was simply a killing factory. Guided ...
... after we came across some ruins that looked out of place, a little perplexed and a few of us having funny feelings in the area we kept riding and discovered a sign not far after the ruins asking to 'please respect this area as it is the site of a former concentration camp'. We had stumbled across Plasnow Concentration Camp. In operation from December 1942, Plaszow had over 150,000 civilian prisoners and the site was enormous. We continued to ride around and found an amazing memorial ...
... left standing for days, not able to sit or lie down, no food or water, not let out at all....eventually already starving and weak prisoners would start to collapse and die. Our guide asked us not to photograph in this building because of the human suffering and number of lives lost there.
Another building which is not accessible was known as the "hospital" block. In reality this block was where SS doctors including Dr Mengele carried ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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